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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 36: ENVS Capstone: Politics of Deforestation

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Deforestation has been a major concern in Brazil in recent years. I plan to answer the question: Does the political party in power of a municipality affect the rate of deforestation in said municipality Brazil? I will use panel data to compare municipal rates of deforestation with municipal political party control over 4 election cycles from 2000 - 2016. I anticipate that the Green party will have the lowest levels of deforestation and the PT party and Brazilian Social Democratic Party will have the highest levels of deforestation due to their party ideologies. The findings of this research have the ability to educate Brazilian voters about an important political issue that they have shown they care about in a currently tumultuous political environment.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library